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Smoking ban for popular beaches in Honolulu likely to become law

April 2, 2013
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he will sign a bill into law that bans smoking at some of Oahu's most popular beaches, but it first must pass legal review.

KITV-TV reports that Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang wants to outlaw smoking at some of the island's most popular beach parks. Those include beaches and parks in Waikiki, Ala Moana and Sandy Beach Park.

Kaneohe resident Norman Soderberg says he's in favor of the ban because his kids find discarded cigarette butts on the beach. But resident Randy Kapu says places to smoke are already limited.

With the mayor's support, the bill likely will become law.



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